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UVA neurosurgeon Neal Kassell has given up the OR in favor of working to advance a surgical technology he says could be the most important medical device development since the invention of the scalpel—and he’s building a new research funding model in the process. Photo courtesy of UVA Medical Center.

Ultrasound foundation speeds medical advances

Seven years ago this month, Dr. Neal Kassell had an epiphany. The UVA neurosurgeon was struggling with the challenge of treating certain brain tumors too deep for the knife and too big for targeted radiation. At the same time, he was researching how to use sound waves to measure blood flow in the brain. During […]

Mark Brown, the owner of Main Street Arena, recently bought Yellow Cab, but said he plans to keep the unusual sayings on the taxis’ trunks, like “Dogwood—all bark no bite.” Photo by John Robinson.

Mark Brown plans to roll out new Charlottesville cabs

A local investor is shaking things up on the streets of Charlottesville. Main Street Arena owner Mark Brown recently purchased the city’s Yellow Cab company, and he has big plans to change the industry’s local model. “The company as is doesn’t really interest me,” Brown said. “But bringing in all the new stuff is much more […]